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A What's Up? Weekend 07/13/17

Jul 13, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Toad the Wet Sprocket: An Extension of Hangouts and Friendships

By Sabrina Jordan

Every young and aspiring musician dreams of banding together with childhood friends to eventually embark on artistic stardom. Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of the few to have lived out this so-called fairytale, experiencing the unexpected complications that come along with one.

Their fame did not merely spring from fortune, it arose because of talent. Todd Nichols (lead guitar and vocals) and Randy Guss (drums) developed a friendship at four years old, and Dean Dinning (bass and vocals) joined their duo in junior high. The guys met Glenn Phillips (lead vocals and guitar) as teenagers and during these high school years the group would jam together on a consistent basis. Little did the California foursome know that they would later produce chart-topping hits, such as “All I Want,” “Walk the Ocean,” and “Fall Down.” Their style was and continues to be a nostalgic taste of smooth alternative-rock with a mix of folk-pop.

Catch Toad the Wet Sprocket at Rams Head On Stage, July 18th at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $62.50.

We spoke with Dinning ahead of the upcoming performance. READ THE INTERVIEW >>

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Timmy Metz Trio at Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series
Thursday, July 13th, 7–8:30 p.m.
Enjoy 10 weeks of folk, classic rock, soul, swing, Celtic, island rhythm, jazzy, bluesy, randomly surprising music on the beach! Live music by local bands against the scenic back-drop of the Chesapeake Bay. Beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating during the concert.

Ruthie and the Wranglers at Annapolis Towne Centre Summer Concert Series
Friday, July 14th, 7–8:30 p.m.
Grab your blankets, chairs, and your favorite dance partner for a relaxing summer evening at the Annapolis Towne Centre during their Friday Night Summer Concert Series featuring a rockin’ beer and wine garden, visits from participating restaurants and retailers, and so much more! Ruthie and the Wranglers play rockin’ American roots music!

Sweet Leda at Quiet Waters Park Summer Concert Series
Saturday, July 15th, 6–8 p.m.
Join the Friends of Quiet Waters Park this summer for a fantastic line up of performing artists at the annual Summer Outdoor Concert Series. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for an enjoyable evening at the parks outdoor concert venue. Sweet Leda performs a rich blend of new school funk, psychedelic rock, soul, and pop. The band’s heartfelt original music can best be described as a female-fronted, soul-based, Zeppelin meets Chili Peppers!

Eastern Shore

Fifth Annual Crushin’ Cancer Crab Feast
Thursday, July 13th, 5 p.m.
Join the Force 3 Foundation in a crab feast to benefit the Children’s Cancer Foundation! Come out to enjoy an evening of Maryland’s finest steamed crabs, booze, music, games, and prizes. Hang out at the Orange Crush Bar, play corn hole in the sand, spin the wheel of prizes, participate in the silent auction, and dance the night away. All you can eat and all you can drink.

Saturday, July 15th, 8 a.m.
Experience the wonders of the wetlands that surround the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville during this unique opportunity to circumnavigate the “Horsehead Peninsula”. This 3-mile, safety supported paddle will give you a new perspective of CBEC as you paddle through waters of Cabin Creek, Kent Narrows and Marshy Creek, while offering a celebration of your aquatic Chesapeake adventure at CBEC’s Lakeside Pavilion following the paddle. Entertainment, food, and brews will await the participants at a lively after party at our Lakeside Pavilion! All proceeds benefit CBEC’s Environmental Education Kayaking Programs!

Tilghman Island Seafood Festival
Saturday, July 15th, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Company would like to welcome you to join them for the annual Summer Seafood Festival located at the fire station. Food to be served includes steamed crabs, Tilghman Island home made crab cakes, fried clams, barbecue chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and so much more. There will be children’s activities, games, nautical artisans, craft vendors, an indoor flea market, and live music by the Southbound Band. There will be a crab race, cutest kid contest, and a Fireman’s parade! All proceeds will benefit the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Company.

Toss for Therapy Fundraising Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, July 15th, 11 a.m.
Come to watch, come to learn, and come to play for cash! Cash prizes are offered at this cornhole tournament run by the Maryland Cornhole Organization (MCO), who judges the state competition! Social and competitive levels! Food, drinks, and beer will be available for purchase. The tournament benefits Bridges at Worthmore Equine Therapy.

The Mainstay Mid-Summer Celebration
Saturday, July 15th, 6 p.m.
Join The Mainstay for their fundraising Mid-Summer Party! Meet the artists Daryl Davis and Josh Christina at an artist reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks at 6 p.m. Then enjoy some of the best rocking boogie-woogie anywhere as Daryl and Josh perform separately and together. Take a chance to win print # 277 (of 1250) of Nancy Hammond's 2017 Chesapeake Poster. Raffle tickets are on sale at all Mainstay events from now until the Mid-summer Celebration. All proceeds benefit The Mainstay and will help us continue to provide the quality music you have come to expect.

Concert in the Country
Saturday, July 15th, 6 p.m.
The summer months at Layton's Chance Vineyard and Winery are for dancing on the lawn! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to spend a comfortable evening in the country listening to local band, Front Page News. The band has one rule: if it won't make you dance, we won't play it. Food will be available for purchase.


Rock the Dock Concert Series
Thursday, July 13th–Sunday, July 16th, times vary
Enjoy music on the bay with great food and drinks! Bring your friends and sit on the beach and relax at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music by Big T (DJ), Chyp Andi, The Spinners, and Out of Order. Prices and times vary.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago Cubs
Friday, July 14th, 7:05 p.m.
Head over to Camden Yards to support the Orioles as they play the Cubs! Every Friday, students of any age with a valid school I.D. can purchase Left Field Upper Reserve seats for just $7 at the Oriole Park Box Office.

Fifth Annual Charm City Summer Fest
Saturday, July 15th, 5 p.m.
This unique festival celebrates the greatness of Baltimore summer with carnival games, contests, food trucks and local vendors, and summery foods and drink specials. This year's festival is highlighted by live performances by The Smooths and The Mighty Mighty BossTones.

What’s Up? Spirit Festival

What’s Up? Media will host their first Spirits Festival at Annapolis Maritime Museum on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.. Guests will enjoy entertainment, delectable fare, and sip premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin and much more. Early bird prices end August 31st. GET TICKETS >>

What's Up? Media Promotions

What’s Up? Media loves our community and wants to give back. Check out our promotions page for opportunities to win amazing giveaways such as tickets to the most happening local events around, gift cards to your favorite local restaurants, and more! More details here.

This Week's What's Up? for Grabs Giveaway: 2 Tickets to "You Don't Know Joe" Cooking Class hosted by Spice & Tea Exchange of Annapolis

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